Prof. Gheorghe Ciobanu Passed Away

Professor Gheorghe Ciobanu , President of the National Section of the Republic of Moldova of the Balkan Medical Union, passed away on the 13th of March 2022. 

Prof. Ciobanu reformed the emergency medical assistance service in Moldova and the Emergency Medicine Institute of Chisinau that he managed for 24 years. He was awarded the “Order of Honor”, the title “Health Protection Eminent”, the medals “B. M. Behterev”, “N. I. Pirogov”, the Grand Medaille of the French Academy of Sciences and “Dimitrie Cantemir” Medal of the Academy of Sciences of Moldova. Gheorghe Ciobanu was born on August 29, 1951.

 CTA-BMU expresses the deepest condolences to the family members, on his passing.



ONLINE EVENT will be organized by the Romanian National Section of the Balkan Medical Union.
Date: 01-02 October 2021
General topic:


• COVID-19 pandemic
• medical and surgical emergencies during COVID-19 pandemic
• health equity during the COVID-19 pandemic
• state-of-the-art in internal medicine, surgery, imaging etc
• aspects of Balkan medicine, public health in pandemic times
• miscellanea (varia)

This event is an unique occasion to bring together physicians of varied specialties from the Balkan countries (Romania, Greece, Serbia, Republic of Moldova, Bulgaria, Turkey, Republic of North Macedonia, Cyprus, Bosnia Hertegovina, Albania, etc), representatives of the National Medical Academy of France, other European countries, leaders of opinion, representatives of the pharmaceutical industry, of the health systems, aiming at discussing the challenges of healthcare systems during COVID-19 pandemic in Balkan countries.

The attendees are invited to send abstracts (oral presentations) for this important scientific event, wishing to promote the collaboration and friendship among the Balkan countries physicians. Abstracts should be structured as follows: Title
(uppercase words), authors (first name, name, professional affiliation indicated as superscript numbers), Introduction, Material and methods, Results, Conclusions, 250 words at the most, Times New Roman 12, spaced at one line, Justified, in French or in English. Accepted abstracts will be published in a supplement of the journal “Archives of the Balkan Medical Union’’, indexed in international databases. Authors will take upon themselves the contents of the papers. Abstracts will be sent to the following e-mail: Official languages: French, English
Deadline for sending abstracts: 1st of July, 2021.

Prof. Dr. Vasile Candea Passed Away

The former International Secretary General of the Balkan Medical Union, Prof. Dr. VASILE CANDEA, passed away in Bucharest, Romania, on the 14th of January 2020.  Surgeon Vasile Cândea, former president of the Romanian Society of Cardiovascular Surgery, former director of the Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases C.C. Iliescu and of the Cardiovascular Disease Center of the Romanian Army, died at the age of 87.  Prof. Candea was one of the most respected surgeons in Romania and Balkan Region. He has authored over 750 scientific papers published worldwide. CTA-BMU expresses the deepest condolences to the family members, on his passing.


will be organized by the Romanian National Section of the Balkan Medical Union. 

Venue: BUCHAREST, Romania Date: 24-26 September 2020 

General topic: 



  • medical emergencies 
  • surgical emergencies 
  • state-of-the-art in internal medicine, surgery, imaging etc 
  • aspects of Balkan medicine, public health 
  • medical education, medical research and writing, science editing, ethics 
  • miscellanea (varia) 

Okumaya devam et

22nd Balkan Medical Days Completed Successfully

22nd Balkan Medical Days Scientific Program was completed successfully. 135 international and domestic registrations took place during the activities. 35 presentations were presented and the quality of presentations and participants beneficence was maximum.

After two days of complete presentations the third day was completed by a social program visiting Bellapais Monastery and village (Monastery of Peace – White Church), St Hilarion Castle and Kyrenia Harbour and Castle. A Classical Music Concert was conducted by the Presidential Symphony Orchestra, performing Rondo Alla Turca, W.A Mozart; Waltz No:2, D.Shostakovich as well as classical pieces from Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot themes followed by a reception at Bedesten Nicosia. The cooperation, understanding and goodwill was at a maximum at the completion. We hope this will be an important step gaining back the motto of “sante, amitie, paix”

Abstracts Presented During 22. Balkan Medical Days Event


22. Balkan Medical Days Started

22. Balkan Medical Days started. Prof. Dr. Hasan Besim, the president of Cyprus Turkish Association of Balkan Medical Union ,  opened the scientific congress in Kyrenia.


Dear Colleagues,

In 2018 we published a volume of Conference Proceedings on the occasion of The 35th Balkan Medical Week” held in Athens, Greece. This volume was published by Fillodiritto Publishing House (Italy) and was indexed in ISI Clarivate Analytics database on July 1, 2019.

As a result of numerous requests from members of the Balkan Medical Union, we decided to publish a new volume this year under the same conditions. The volume will include articles in extenso of the papers to be presented at the Cyprus congress and will be sent for indexing to ISI Clarivate Analytics. Since the previous volume has been indexed, there is a very good chance that this new volume will be indexed. Please find enclosed the template of the articles in extenso that will be published in the volume CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS to be edited on the occasion of The 22nd Balkan Medical Day, North Cyprus, September 27-29, 2019. Please use this template for editing your articles, this being a must.

An article must not exceed 6 pages in total (including references) and must be written in English only.

Please send the article(s) by 10 September 2019 the latest to

The authors who want to publish in this volume are asked to send the title of the paper by July 24, 2019. The publishing fee will be 90 Euro/article.
You will receive further details of the payment modalities.

Best regards,

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Camelia Diaconu
International Secretary General of the Balkan Medical Union


Template of the articles  

Abstract submission for 22nd BMD has passed

The deadline for abstract submission has passed. For any questions, please contact . Thank you for your interest in presenting at 22nd Balkan Medical Days !


The deadline for abstract submission regarding 22nd Balkan Medical Days  has been extended from 01st of July 2019  to 16th of July 2019. Due to many requests for an extension of the deadline, the CTA-BMU organising committee has agreed to extend the deadline for submissions.

Official Invitation for 22nd BMD

22nd Balkan Medical Days


Dear Colleagues,

I have the honor to invite you to the 22nd Balkan Medical Days which will take place on 26-29 September 2019. This is a first for the Cyprus Section and we would like to make this congress a regional scientific event. The theme of the congress is “Healthy Living” and this will be discussed and highlighted by different medical disciplines. “Historical Aspects of Medicine and Healthy Living” is also a secondary theme.

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Cyprus .

Prof.Dr.Hasan Besim

President of the Cyprus Turkish Association of BMU 

Nicosia 02 April 2019